CCFC Texas

The Counseling Center for Families of Color

The Counseling Center for Families of Color (CCFC) was created because representation matters on BOTH sides of the “therapeutic couch”.

Our goal is to:

  1. Provide supportive, high-quality, equitable clinical mental health therapy to black and brown communities and families
  2. Create a nurturing, culturally competent and safe, learning environment for students, interns,  and licensed therapists to work, grow,  and develop in the mental health field

CFC is just one of several programs offered by Reinforcing Houston to support the needs of our communities.

CCFC serves ages 5 and up.

Sessions may be conducted virtually or in-person, and may include:

  • Individuals
  • Couples (dating, engaged, married)
  • Families

*Educational & Topical Support Groups are offered!

Our therapists are trained and experienced in supporting these topics, plus MORE:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Addiction
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Work conflict
  • Life transitions
  • Caregivers
  • Relationships & Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Family Disorganization
  • Generational Trauma
  • Racial Trauma & Racial Oppression
  • Prenatal & Postpartum Anxiety & Depression
  • Spirituality & Religion
  • Grief & Loss
  • Coping with medical conditions
  • Identity Challenges
  • Self Development (self-esteem/self-worth)
  • Professional Development/Career Coaching

Insurance & Cash Payment Accepted

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • Harvard

If you do not see your insurance listed above, or if you do not have in-network benefits,  the cash rates are:

  • LCSW: $150/Individuals, $200/Couples
  • LMSW: $75/Individuals, $100/Couples
  • LBSW: $50/Individuals, $75 Couples
  • Student Interns: $35/Individuals

(Interns are supervised by clinical director)


  1. It is the client’s responsibility to verify in-network benefits prior to session.
  2. All payments must be made at the time services are rendered.
  3. Medication Management services are NOT provided here.

Meet Our Therapists

Connie Fredrick, LCSW-S

Executive Director/Clinical Psychotherapist

Connie is a native Houstonian who carries true pride for her city! She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons University.  She has experience providing therapeutic treatment in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient acute psychiatric care, substance abuse treatment, adolescent stabilization, outpatient treatment, utilization review, program development, and couple’s and family counseling, all through a solution focused, equitable lense. She is also a Trauma-Informed Holistic provider that educates groups on the healing benefits of holistic care: including trauma-informed yoga, breathwork, meditation, and sound baths.  Her passion and niche is supporting and coaching high functioning women in their journey of healing and self discovery.


Connie Fredrick

Lyeza Wicker-Bastian, LMSW/LCDC


Lyeza completed a Masters in Social Work at the University of Texas-Arlington. She uses a client-centered, solution-focused approach to support individuals and groups concerning anxiety, depression, PTSD, and mood disorders and substance abuse recovery and prevention.  She is dedicated to creating safe spaces specifically for people of color, LGBTQIA, and underserved communities, through education, counseling, and advocacy. Lyeza is a native of New Orleans, lover of hip-hop music, mom and wife. Lyeza is available for sessions on weekday evenings and on weekends.

Book an appointment with Lyeza.
Lyeza Wicker-Bastian

Jasmine Carter, LMSW


Jasmine obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Houston. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Her focus is to assist children and adolescents regarding the effects of abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and behavioral issues. She utilizes aspects of child-centered play therapy and a client-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach to support individuals and groups. Jasmine is passionate about holistic well-being and healing and is dedicated to collaboratively working with individuals to create safe, culturally competent, and trauma informed spaces. Jasmine has availability in the evenings and on weekends to work with children and adolescents ages 5-17.

Book an appointment with Jasmine.
Jasmine Carter

Mariah Hardy, LMSW


Mariah Hardy, a native of Houston, Texas, brings a wealth of compassion and expertise to her role as a therapist. Mariah earned her graduate degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and holds licensure as a Master Social Worker in both Texas and Pennsylvania. With over two years of experience in the mental health and social work field, Mariah is deeply committed to supporting individuals, couples, families, and young adults as they navigate through generational trauma, depression, anxiety, blended family concerns, suicidal ideation, strained personal relationships and more. Her warm approach and dedication to empowering clients make her an invaluable asset to the Reinforcing Houston team. Mariah utilizes techniques from the family systems theory & a psychodynamic framework to help assist clients strive for personal growth. She is also skilled in supporting clients through trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Mariah looks forward to accompanying you on your journey towards healing and resilience. Mariah is available to see clients ages 16+ in the evenings and on weekends.

Book an appointment with Mariah.
Mariah Hardy